This headboard actually started out as a closet door. I thought I would try to Modge Podge a paper over it, to give it a print. However, after about 2 months, I decided I wanted real furniture. So when I had to come up with a headboard for my spare bedroom, I thought of that one sitting in the garage.
I cut the foam to go over the edges of the board. Next, I used adhesive spray to spray the foam on.
Next, I stapled the foam on. I think it might have been better if I cut the foam to the exact size of the board, but because my board used to be a door, it had hollow ends.
Then I stood the headboard up, and placed the fabric on.
I stapled one, while it was still standing to hold it in place, and then laid it on the ground.
I stapled, and stapled, and pulled tight, trying to keep the pattern, semi even. This would probably be a lot easier as a 2 person project, because then you could leave it standing up.
Finally, I stood it up and tightened any spots that looked funny.
Then I placed it in the room. Now I need to decide what kind of bedding to get.... Suggestions?!